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Although prendick is still confused as to whether or

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Although Prendick is still confused as to whether or not the inhabitants of the island are human or not, it is obvious that he observes characteristics that are bestial. He understands that humans rarely tend to chase each other through the woods at night and he begins to openly question the happenings of the island. Similarly, the animals of Doctor Faustus are far from human. In fact, they are a means of mocking humans that are believed to be trivial. There is a negative connotation that comes with animalistic traits in both novels. Moreau is determined to make the beasts of the island completely human in order for him to believe they have worth. As animals they are useless to him, but as humans they are a functioning society over which he has complete control, just as Faustus has complete control of the men him and Mephostophilis change to animals.
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In both novels, the men in power can only exert said power when their beings are in the opposite form of their natural state. Faustus will be able to use the power he gains from promising his soul to the devil in order to raise himself above those around him. To make his monks and abbots stand like apes And point like antics at his triple crown, To beat the beads about the friars’ pates, Or clap huge horns upon the cardinals’ heads, Or any villainy thou canst devise— (Marlowe 3.1: 83-87) Although Mephostophilis may not be referring to literally turning the men into apes, he uses the reference as a means of lessening their importance. In contrast, Moreau is attempting to increase the importance of the animals by making them human: “ ‘Not to go on all-Fours; that is the Law. Are we not Men?’” (Wells 59) This scene directly contradicts all of the animalistic traits of the beasts. Moreau and Montgomery use their power to form a society of beasts that look to them as gods. The beasts work together under the ruling of these men, somewhat like a government. The animals in Doctor Faustus do not form their own society; however, they are under the complete control of one man. Although Faustus and Moreau tend to view animals as less important than humans, there is an instance in which animals are praised. “Friend, thou canst not buy so good a horse for so small a price. I have no great need to see him, but if thou likest him for ten dollars more, take him, because I see thou hast a good mind to him.” (Marlowe
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